On The Jellicoe Road

On The Jellicoe Road

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Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence. But Taylor has other things on her mind- a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 25mm | 290g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0143011197
  • 9780143011194
  • 138,044

About Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier?s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. The companion novel to Marchetta?s award-winning book Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for many other literary awards in Australia and internationally, and in 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. Her fantasy series, The Lumatere Chronicles, was also highly acclaimed and award-winning. She lives in Sydney.
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42,890 ratings
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4 28% (11,887)
3 15% (6,324)
2 5% (2,226)
1 3% (1,424)

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"Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs - the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again. And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor's only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother - who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road." I highly recommend this story. It is beautifully written and includes romance, friendship and a compelling storyline. This book is one of my favourites of all time.show more
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